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Today's News

  • New WPA will power America

    This is neither your father's recession, nor your grandmother's depression. In size, scope and duration, this economic downturn is different. And off-the-shelf solutions will not suffice.

    President Barack Obama has undoubtedly been hearing from businessmen, labor leaders and economists on how to reverse America's record high unemployment. Pedestrian proposals are inevitable. But truly innovative ideas that can be implemented immediately are what American really needs.

  • Patriots hold off PC for PSC tourney title

    TELL CITY—Perry Central could not overcome a slow start and lost to Heritage Hills 41-27 in the championship game of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Monday.

    Each team went 2-0 Saturday in the four-team, round-robin tourney, setting this up as the game for the title.

    The Commodores’ game plan  was to be patient and work for good shots. But they hit only 28.9 percent from the field.

    “We didn’t shoot well again and I don’t know why, because we got pretty good shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Rebels, Patriots beat Tell City in tourney

    TELL CITY—Cold shooting and turnovers contributed to Tell City’s losses to the two Spencer County teams in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday and Monday.

    The Marksmen hit 26.5 percent from the field and committed 27 turnovers in a 48-42 loss to South Spencer Monday in their final game of the four-team, round-robin tourney.

  • Wagner wins four events as Tell City 3rd at Jasper

    TELL CITY—Amanda Wagner won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to third place in the nine-team Wildcat Invitational girls swim meet Saturday.

    Wagner won the 100-yard freestyle in 58.03 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.11.

    She teamed with Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress to win the 200 medley relay in 1:59.66.

    Those same four girls won the 200 free relay in 1:48.06.

    Malone placed second in the 50 free in 26.33.

  • Marksmen 2-7 at Harrison

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich went 9-0 but only two other Tell City wrestlers had winning records as the Marksmen went 2-7 in Harrison’s 10-team round-robin tourney Friday and Saturday.

    Tell City beat Forest Park 42-30 and South Spencer 42-36.

    But the Marksmen lost to Union County 50-26, Southridge 52-21, Evansville Memorial 58-12, Heritage Hills 60-15, Trinity 42-27, Harrison 54-30, and Reitz 69-12.

    “We just didn’t wrestle very well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

  • Tell City wins JV tourney

    REO—Dayne Seibert hit a key three-point shot in the second overtime  as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 45-44 to win a junior varsity basketball tourney Saturday.

    Seibert’s three-pointer gave Tell City the lead for good.

    After Heritage Hills missed a jump shot, Tell City’s Greg Hollinden grabbed the rebound and was fouled with two seconds left.

    He missed the first of two shots and Heritage Hills called a timeout to set up a last-second play.

  • Council debates support for school improvements

    TELL CITY - Ron Etienne continues to work toward what he says will be a better learning climate at reduced costs, but may face an obstacle at the county level.

    County-council members deferred action Dec. 17 on a request from the Tell City-Troy Township School superintendent to approve a plan to make up to $2 million worth of renovations to Tell City High School.

    The council bumped the issue to their January meeting after Council President Pete Franzman asked Etienne how the project's tax impact will affect other tax units' ability to collect revenues.

  • Indy firm apparent low bidder for CSO work

    TELL CITY - An Indianapolis firm tendered the apparent low bid Monday on Tell City's upcoming project to eliminate its combined sewer overflows and expand the capacity of its wastewater-treatment plant.

    Bowen Engineering Corp. bid $8,923,000 to do the work. Other bidders were Reynolds Inc. of Orleans, $9,177,000; Deig Brothers of Evansville, $9,569,880 and MAC Construction and Excavating of New Albany, $9,580,000.

  • Recycling district wraps up year under budget

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District will finish the year $3,000 under budget, with salaries $4,000 lower than budgeted, Jerry Hoagland projected Dec. 14.

  • Away in a manger